This next part looks at what happens when you actually come to grips with the Earthlings. Strategy covers the grand scope of the invasion. When we get to the actual fighting, we’re in the realm of tactics.
This will cover most of you. That’s because while each of your individual invasions strategies were flawed in their own ways, your tactical failings were nearly identical. Don’t bother protesting. I know what you’re going to say. “We kicked ass once the fight started. You can’t argue with that. Right?”
I don’t get tired of saying that.
You caused massive devastation in your attacks, but that was because of your technology and your weapons. Tactics is about how to use that technology and those weapons to achieve a victory. Do your troops ever do the following:
Identify vital objectives?
Maintain good force concentration?
Exploit weak enemy positions?
Maintain a strategic reserve?
Protect themselves from counter attacks?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, you’re a liar. I’ve studied your invasions, and I know your troops never did any of these things.
In addition to specific tactics when fighting on land, sea, and in the air, this section will also talk about the troops themselves, the kind of equipment you need to bring along, command and control issues. Tactical blunders usually start by not bringing the right kind of troops and weapons.
Then we’ll talk about logistics, intelligence, cyberspace, issues which are almost completely ignored but which are vital for determining the outcome of a conflict.
That’s a lot. But, guess what? This is a damned complicated business.